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Policies and Procedures / United States Navy: Medals and Decorations
« Last post by J2001 on February 03, 2018, 02:34:38 PM »


United States Navy
Material Reference: Medals and Decorations

Bracket I - Medal of Honor
Meritorious Mast Limit - 1

Medal of Honor
The Medal of Honor is the United States of America's highest military honor, awarded for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. It is presented to those who distinguish themselves by an outstandingly exceptional term of servie far beyond those of his or her peers. The individual should have contributed an extraordinary amount of dedication and work to the U.S. Navy whtether in peace or in war.
Device: Valor device denotes additional awards.

Bracket II - Special Operations Medals
Meritorious Mast Limit - At the discretion of the CNO, VCNO

Navy Cross
The Navy Cross may be awarded to any member of the U.S. Department of Defense while serving with the United States Navy, who distinguishes himself or herself in action by extraordinary heroism not justifying an award of the Medal of Honor. The act(s) to be commended must be perform in the presence of great personal risk and must be perform in such a manner as to render the individual highly conspicuous among others of equal grade, rate, experience or position of responsibility.
Device: Gold and Silver Star devices denote additional awards.


Silver Star
The Silver Star is awarded for gallantry not justifying the award of the Navy Cross. The gallantry displayed must have taken place while in action against an enemy of the U.S. Navy while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing force, or while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the U.S. Navy is not a belligerent party.
Device: Bronze and Silver Oak Leaf devices denote additional awards.


Bronze Star
The Bronze Star is awarded for gallantry not justifying the Silver Star. It is awarded to those who have performed in special operations will gallantry and have distinguished themselves at a higher level of performance to those of their peers.
Device: Bronze and Silver Oak Leaf devices denote additional awards.


Purple Heart
The Purple Heart is awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States, who wile serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the branches of the U.S. Navy has received a ban of any type.
Device: Gold and Silver Star devices denote additional awards.


Navy Presidential Unit Citation
The Navy Presidential Unit Citation is awarded in the name of the President of the United States to units of the U.S. Navy that have committed an extraordinary high amount of time and work into their unit. Awarded to all members of the specified unit at the time of the operations peak.
Device: Sold and Silver Star devices denote additional awards.

Bracket III - Command Commendation Medals
Meritorious Mast Limit - 2


Defense Distinguished Service Medal
The Defense Distinguished Service Medal is awarded only while assigned to a joint activity. Normally, such responsibilities deserving of the Defense Distinguished Service Medal are held by the most senior officers such as the Chief and Vice Chief of Naval Operations, Commanders and Deputy Commanders of the Combatant Commands and OPNAV, etc, in addition, the medal may also be awarded to other service members whose direct and individual contributions to National security or National defense are recognized as being so exceptional in scope of value as to be equivalent to contributions normally associated with positions encompassing broader responsibilities.
Device: Bronze and Silver Oak Leaf devices denote additional awards.


Navy Distinguished Service Medal
The Navy Distinguished Service Medal is bestowed upon members of the Navy who distinguish themselves by exceptionally meritorious service to the U.S. Navy in duty of great responsibility. To justify this decoration, exceptional performance of duty must be clearly above that normally expected, and contributes to the success of a major command or project.
Device: Gold and Silver Star devices denote additional awards.


Defense Superior Service Medal
The Defense Superior Service Medal is awarded to members of the U.S. Navy who have rendered superior meritorious service while serving in a position of great responsibility. This service must be as part of a joint activity. Service members assigned to or attached to a Joint Task Force as individuals not members of a specific military service's unit, can be eligible for the DSSM.
Device: Bronze and Silver Oak Leaf devices denote additional awards.


Legion of Merit
The Legion of Merit is awarded to members of the U.S. Navy, awarded without reference to degree. It is awarded for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements. The performance must have been such as to merit recognition of key individuals for service rendered in a clearly exceptional manner.
Device: Valor device denotes additional awards.

Bracket IV - General Commendation Medals
Meritorious Mast Limit - 2


Meritorious Service Medal
The Meritorious Service Medal is awarded to personnel who have distinguished themselves to an extraordinary high degree of service in their work among their peers; should consistently show leadership and expertise not only in their own departments, but in HQ as well and who are members of an MOS will be awarded a Meritorious Service Medal, unless a person without a MOS has performed to a higher degree than all service members.
Device: Bronze and Silver Oak Leaf devices denote additional awards.


Navy Commendation Medal
The Navy Commendation Medal is a mid-level U.S. Navy decoration which is presented for sustained acts of heroism or meritorious service. For valorous actions in direct contact with an enemy force, but of a lesser degree than required for the Bronze Star Medal.
Device: Gold and Silver Star devices denote additional awards.


Navy Achievement Medal
The Naval Achievement Medal is awarded to personnel who have distinguished themselves to a respectable degree in their work among their peers beyond that minimally required of them. In addition, awarded to personnel who have distinguished themselves far beyond their peers in HQ work including recruiting, training, sentrying and act as the CoG or OOD.
Device: Gold and Silver Star devices denote additional awards.

Bracket V - Joint Commendation Medals
Meritorious Mast Limit - 1


Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Awarded for the same stipulations as outlined in the Joint Service Commendation Medal but to an exceptionally higher degree and for notably longer term of service.
Device: Bronze and Silver Oak Leaf devices denote additional awards.


Joint Service Commendation Medal
Awarded for two different occasions. (1) Awarded to those members who actively and willingly participate in two MOS for an extended period of time.
Device: Bronze and Silver Oak leaf devices denote additional awards.

Bracket VI - Standard Medals
Meritorious Mast Limit - Awarded upon meeting requirements


Navy Recruit Training Service Ribbon
Awarded to Sailors upon completion of a successful Recruit Division Commander tour of duty; additional devices awarded based upon the number of Recruits trained throughout your tour.
Device: Bronze device denotes 50 trained recruits. Gold device denotes 100 trained recruits. Silver device denotes 150+ trained recruits.


Navy Good Conduct Medal
Awarded to all Sailors ranked Petty Officer First Class and higher for their commitment to the United States Navy.
Device: Bronze and Silver Star devices denote additional awards.


National Defense Service Medal
Awarded to all personnel ranked Petty Officer Third Class and higher upon completion of 3 month terms of continuous active duty.
Device: Gold Star device denotes additional awards.


Combat Action Ribbon
Awarded to all personnel Captain and above who have served in the Naval Special Warfare Development Group.
Device: Gold Star device denotes additional awards.


Navy Recruiting Service Ribbon
Enlisted assigned to recruiting duty will be eligible to receive the ribbon upon completion of a successful tour of duty ending with promotion to E-6. A service member who extends beyond the basic tour of duty will be eligible for the award upon completion of the extension period. Service members returning for subsequent tours will be eligible for subsequent awards upon completion of each tour. A service member's date of detachment from recruiting duty is considered the end of a qualifying tour of duty.
Device: Bronze and Silver Star devices denote additional awards.

Device Guide
Gold Star Device - awarded when Sailor has received same medal 2 times.
Silver Star Device - awarded when Sailor has received same medal 6 times.
Bronze Oak Leaf Device - awarded when Sailor has received same medal 2 times.
Silver Oak Leaf Device - awarded when Sailor has received same medal 6 times.
Valor Device - awarded when Sailor has received same medal 2 times.
Bronze Device - denotes 50 recruits trained. (Navy Recruit Training Service Ribbon)
Gold Device - denotes 100 recruits trained. (Navy Recruit Training Service Ribbon)
Silver Device - denotes 150 recruit trained. (Navy Recruit Training Service Ribbon)
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Policies and Procedures / United States Navy: Customs & Courtesies
« Last post by J2001 on February 02, 2018, 07:53:41 PM »


United States Navy
Material Reference: Customs & Courtesies

Section I.
Chain of Command:

Procedure of communication in which all sailors are required to follow. When a sailor acquires assistance, he/she is required to following the chain of command as follows:

  • Staff Non-Commissioned Officer
  • Warrant Officer
  • Commissioned Officer
  • HQDON
  • DNS
  • VCNO
  • CNO
When addressing fellow sailors please use this as a format:
  • Address all Officers higher than you in rank as Sir/Ma'am formally. An example of a formal situation is when reporting.
  • Address all sailors as [Rank] [Name] informally.
Section II.
Attention Procedure:
Sailors will stand one space in front of their seats at attention in the following occurrences:
  • Out ranking officer has entered headquarters past the interior gate.
  • "Attention on Deck!" is called.
  • Remain standing until "Rest," "Carry on," "As you were," is called.
Section III.
Saluting Procedure:
The salute is not simply an honor exchange, it is a privileged gesture of respect. It is done by one single Habbo wave, and is obligated in the following occurrences:

  • Sailors will salute when ordered to report.
  • The Sentry will salute all allied officers.
  • All Sailors will stand saluting during the National Anthem.
Section IV.
Reporting Procedure:
Reporting is used as the method for disciplinary actions as well as promotions. The following steps are to be taken when ordered to report:

  • Walk and stand directly in front of, and facing, the ordering officer.
  • Salute the officer, wait for a returning salute."
  • Say: "Sir/Ma'am, <Rank Name> reporting as ordered, Sir/Ma'am!"
  • When dismissed, salute the officer again, wait for a returning salute.
  • Finally, return to your previous place at attention.
Section V.
Cover Regulations:
Cover is usually worn when being ordered or in participation of Sentry Duty. Cover is also worn by all Recruit Division Commanders and Naval Education and Training Command Officers. Usually When the following occur:

  • Reporting for Active Sentry Duty.
  • Outside of HQ, authorizing and retaining to recruitment.

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Policies and Procedures / United States Navy: Incident Information Report (IIR)
« Last post by J2001 on February 02, 2018, 07:48:17 PM »


United States Navy
Material Reference: Complaints Form

Please use the following form to file a Incident Information Report. A Incident Information Report is a form sent to the DCNO OPS and the NAVINSGEN for situations that violated the policies and procedures as well is a form to overturn discharges, demotions, or penalties. This form is not to be abused and should only be used if no other solution has remedied the situation. Please include as much information as possible and be as truthful as you can.

All Incident Information Report Forms will go through thorough investigations and analyzing, the sender of the request mast will receive a notification of the outcome within a few days. The request mast MUST be filled out properly or it will be discarded, review the instructions below.

Code: [Select]

 

[b]A. USERNAME[/b]


[b]B. RANK - MOS[/b]


[b]C. DATE[/b]


[b]D. ACTION REQUESTED[/b]


[b]E. INFORMATION PERTAINING TO REQUEST[/b]


[b]F. PREVIOUS ATTEMPTS IN RESOLUTION OF REQUEST[/b]


[b]G. AFFIDAVIT[/b]

I, <Rank and Name> of the United States Navy have filled out the above Complaint Form to the fullest extent of the truth. I am completing this Complaint Form as no other option has successfully remedied the situation, including and not limited to, the Chain of Command.


[b]H. SIGNATURE[/b]
(Your Signature)


INSTRUCTIONS:

A. Insert your habbo name.
B. Insert your current rank and rating.
C. State the date of the incident.
D. State what action you would like to be taken.
E. Include all pertinent information here (i.e screenshots, witness names, witness testimony, etc.)
F. State any previous solutions you have tried to get the issue resolved
G. Acknowledgements and understanding
H. Your signature


The DCNO OPS and the NAVINSGEN may discard your IIR if it isn't sent to the proper authority.

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Policies and Procedures / United States Navy: Personnel Relations Policy
« Last post by J2001 on February 02, 2018, 07:45:38 PM »


United States Navy
Material Reference: Personnel Relations Policy


The United States Navy does not take responsibility for your personal relationships so long as it does not effect the integrity and operations of this military. It is required that you treat every person fairly and with respect, and discernibly abide by the following policies on personnel relationships.

FRATERNIZATION POLICY

The United States Navy prohibits romantic relationships between service personnel in different rank groupings to maintain good order and discipline, as well as in an effort to avoid a conflict of interest. It also prohibits personnel in relationships from serving as a superior of the other within a rating. The effects of inappropriate rank relationships include:

 - Compromising the integrity of the chain of command and holds an adverse impact on discipline and authority.

 - Potential portrayal of unfairness and/or use for personal gain.

Exceptions to this policy include:
 - Relationships that pre-date the effective date of this policy

 - Situations in which the acceptable rank relationship would move into non-compliance due to a rank promotion, so long as the relationship began before said promotion. (Need approval from the Chief of Naval Operations and/or Vice Chief of Naval Operations)

 - Personal relationships outside habbo/online.

FAMILY POLICY

All siblings (brothers, sisters, cousins, grandmothers, etc.) are required to announce their relationship to the CNO/VCNO/DNS. Failure to do so can result in disciplinary actions. You must send a PM to the CNO/VCNO/DNS informing of your habbo name, your relative's habbo name and whether or not you live together. You must also do this if there is ANY CHANCE you might have the same IP. For example having a friend that registers on your computer.

If a member of your family has recently been enlisted into the United States Navy, and they will be requiring forum access you are required to fill out the following form and send it to the CNO/VCNO/DNS BEFORE they register on the forum. If a form is not received their request for forum access will automatically be denied.

Code: [Select]
[b]Your Name:[/b]
[b]Your Branch:[/b] United States Navy (USN)
[b]Your Rank:[/b]
[b]Family Member Name:[/b]
[b]Family Member Branch:[/b] United States Navy (USN)
[b]Family Member Rank:[/b]
[b]Do they currently live in the same household?:[/b]
[b]Do you share computers for Habbo?:[/b]
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Policies and Procedures / United States Navy: Promotion, Demotion, Desertion and Discharged Policy
« Last post by J2001 on February 02, 2018, 07:42:15 PM »


United States Navy
Material Reference: Promotion, Demotion, Desertion and Discharged Policy

PROMOTIONS

The promotion scale is used to see the range that an officer can promote to. It also displays what ranks an officer can demote.

Promotion Scale
O-1 --------------------------------- E-4
O-2 --------------------------------- E-6
O-3 --------------------------------- W-2
O-4 --------------------------------- W-3
O-5 --------------------------------- W-5
O-6 --------------------------------- O-1
O-7 --------------------------------- O-2
O-8 --------------------------------- O-3
O-9 --------------------------------- O-4
O-10 --------------------------------- O-5
MCPON --------------------------------- E-4
OPNAV --------------------------------- +1
DCNO --------------------------------- +2
VCNO -------------------------------- O-8
CNO --------------------------------- O-10



The range reflects the promotional and demotional authority of an officer at a given rank.

To promote, it is customary to call the service person to report. While they're reporting the Officer is to say why they are being promoted and give them their new motto (and possibly uniform).

Sailors of the pay grade of W-2+ must be in a rating in order to be promoted. Personnel W-3 and above may only be promoted by their commanding officer (Headquarters, Department of the Navy). However recommendations can be made both internally and externally to these commanding officers for a promotion. If the Sailor under review for a promotion is in more than one rating then both of their commanding officers must sign off on the promotion.

Time in Grade
Flag Grade --------------------------- 5 Months (Minimum)
Field Grade ---------------------------- 3 Months (Minimum)
Company Grade ------------------------- 2 Month (Minimum)
Warrant Officers --------------------------- 4 Weeks (Minimum)
Staff Non-Commissioned Officers ---------------------- 14 - 7 Days (Rating Dependent)
Non-Commissioned Officers ---------------------- 5 - 6 Days
Selectees (CO SEL, WO SEL, SNCO SEL, NCO SEL) ---------- 3 - 4 Days
Enlisted --------------------- 1 - 2 Days

SNCOS with no MOS: 14 Days (Minimum)
SNCOS with 1 MOS: 12 Days (Minimum)
SNCOS with 2 MOS: 10 Days (Minimum)

Special Promotional Policies

Only the CNO/VCNO may promote to O-1 as rights must be given.

A CMDCS/FLTCM must serve for three weeks upon being promoted to a higher rank. If a CMDCS needs to remove himself/herself before their tenure is up they are to receive the rank of E-8.

If a FLTCM need to remove himself/herself before their tenure is up they are to receive the rank of E-9.
 
A CMDCS/FLTCM can be removed from their position by their Commanding Officer or by the CNO/VCNO upon receiving three consecutive infractions. Exceptions can be made if the CMDCS/FLTCM is receiving a dishonorable discharge.

OPNAV/DCNO may promote personnel who have served their CMDCS/FLTCM terms to the rank of W-2 (CMDCS Only) & W-3 (FLTCM Only). CNO permission required for W-4.

Selectees can only be promoted to a rank by the CNO/VCNO/DCNO MPTE and the leadership of the Naval Personnel Command Leadership (NPC).

From the pay grade of W-2 and above, you must be in a rating in order to be promoted. The CNO/VCNO reserves the right to nullify this rule for special exceptions.

Personnel must be OPNAV/DCNO in order to be promoted to the pay grade of O-7. The CNO/VCNO reserves the right to nullify this rule for personnel who go far above and beyond the call of duty.

Personnel must be CNO/VCNO in order to be promoted to the pay grade of O-9. The CNO/VCNO reserves the right to nullify this rule for personnel who go far above and beyond the call of duty.

DEMOTIONS

Demotions are used as disciplinary action in the United States Navy (USN). Demotions are used as the last resort. The following policy dictates proper actions:

E-1:
1st Offense: Warning
2nd Offense: Dishonorable Discharge

E-2+:
1st Offense: Warning
2nd Offense: Temporary Demotion
3rd Offense: Permanent Demotion
4th Offense: Dishonorable Discharge

Certain offenses may bypass the system. Officer's may only demote within their range. They may also only demote within their branch. All Offenses outside of range require screenshot evidence and submission as a Incident Information Report which is sent to the DCNO OPS/NAVINSGEN. All demotions are subject to reversal by the CNO/VCNO/DNS.

All demotions must follow the protocols of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and sufficient evidence must be provided at any time by the demoting officer if the demotion goes under review. Commanding Officers hold the right to demote any of their own personnel for failure to follow through with their duties.

Infractions are a formal system implemented into the United States Navy (USN) Staff Non-Commissioned Officer leadership roles. For the entire NCO leadership term, infractions can be placed in order to reprimand any CMDCS/FLTCM acting on behalf of the legislation that would otherwise not have the power to demote that NCO. Any officer with a range of W-4 and above is warranted to infract any senior NCO leadership role for an inappropriate act of emission or omission.

Infractions can be appealed to the Naval Inspector General in the form of an Complaints Form. The DCNO OPSNAVINSGEN have the power to nullify any infraction as does the CNO/VCNO/DNS. Upon receiving three consecutive infractions, the CMDCS/FLTCM in question will face a review by the CNO/VCNO/DNS who will decide if said NCO should be removed from their position and if further disciplinary action shall be taken. If an NCO is removed from their position, they will be relegated to one rank below their respective leadership position.

DISCHARGES

To be discharged, is to no longer be a part of active service within the U.S. Navy.

Honorable Discharges

To receive an honorable discharge, must be at least the rank of E-3, and post a resignation thread on the resignation board. A service person must also leave honorably to receive an honorable discharge. This means you can't leave to avoid a disciplinary action. If you want to be reinstated, the CNO/VCNO/DNS/DCNO MPTE/CNP/DCNP are all able to reinstate you. You must wait a minimum of 2 Weeks or you will be given a 1 rank demotion.

Personnel who have received honorable discharge may return to the United States Navy (USN) as long as the following conditions apply:
- Have been gone for over a month.
- Have not done actions harmful to the U.S. Navy or any of its allies.
- Have not joined an enemy military.
- Have not been labeled as NEVER REHIRE

In order for personnel to be eligible for an Honorable Discharge, the person must post a resignation on the appropriate board for their own resignation. Personnel are not allowed to post a resignation for someone else, unless there is a physical inability to do so (i.e. not registered on the forums, not appropriately masked). All personnel who have a resignation posted through a friend will receive a Dishonorable Discharge in lieu of the requested Honorable Discharge. Similarly, all personnel posting for another will face consequences in accordance with the demotion policy.

Senior Executive Committee Discharges

If you are a member of the Headquarters, Department of the Navy (HQDON) you must send a written notification to the CNO/VCNO stating that you will be leaving. Failure to abide by this will result in a termination and a dishonorable discharge. This policy may be nullified by the CNO/VCNO for extenuating circumstances.

Dishonorable Discharges

There are many reasons to receive a dishonorable discharge, but any personnel that have been, are not allowed back. Officer's may dishonorably discharge any personnel within their range with sufficient reason. USN Personnel O-1 + have privileges to dishonorably Discharge E-1 to E-3 personnel in any branch. Only the CNO/VCNO/DCNO OPS/NAVINSGEN may fire personnel O-1+, all discharges must be filled correctly by an Incident Information Report sent to the DCNO OPS/NAVINSGEN. Personnel may only be able to return if the discharge is overturned or pardoned by the NO/VCNO/DNS/DCNO OPS/NAVINSGEN. Reinstatement to ranks vary depending on the severity and at the discretion of the CNO/VCNO/DNS/DCNO MPTE.

DESERTERS

Personnel of the pay grades E-4 - O-10 are labeled as deserters if they are absent from Habbo and/or the forums for seven or more days without taking leave or light duty. Deserters may return at a one rank demotion.
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